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General Ike : a personal reminiscence

Author: John S D Eisenhower
Publisher: New York : The Free Press, ©2003.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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John S.D. Eisenhower modestly explains General Ike as "a son's view of a great military leader -- highly intelligent, strong, forceful, kind, yet as human as the rest of us." It is that, and more: a portrait of the greatest Allied military leader of the Second World War, by the man who knew Ike best. General Ike is a book that John Eisenhower always knew he had to write, a tribute from an affectionate and admiring  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Dwight D Eisenhower; Dwight D Eisenhower; Dwight D Eisenhower
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: John S D Eisenhower
ISBN: 0743244745 9780743244749
OCLC Number: 51518325
Description: xxi, 277 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: 1. Early influences: George S. Patton, Fox Conner, and John J. Pershing. --
2. Ike and MacArthur: A study in contrasts. --
3. A general in the wings...(1940-1941). --
4. Ike and Patton: The master and his pit bull. --
5. Marshall and Ike: A winning combination --
6. Money: Ike's dynamic headache. --
7. Ike and De Gaulle: The friendship that grew. --
8. Ike and Winston Churchill: Soldier and statesman, but comrades-in-arms.
Responsibility: John S.D. Eisenhower.
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Through a combination of historical context, revealing anecdotes that only a son could know, and military analysis, John Eisenhower shows why Ike was one of America's and history's greatest  Read more...

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